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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148179/clinical-implications-of-de-barsy-syndrome
#1
Lindsay L Warner, David A Olsen, Hugh M Smith
BACKGROUND: De Barsy syndrome is a rare, autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by cutis laxa, progeroid appearance, ophthalmic opacification, skeletal malformations, growth delays, and intellectual disability. AIMS: The aim of this case series is to identify the anesthetic considerations in the clinical management of patients with de Barsy syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective case review from 1968 to 2016 was performed at a single tertiary medical center to identify patients with de Barsy syndrome who underwent anesthesia for diagnostic and surgical procedures...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141944/dna-damage-responses-and-p53-in-the-aging-process
#2
Hui-Ling Ou, Björn Schumacher
The genome is constantly attacked by genotoxic insults. DNA damage has long been established to cause cancer development through its mutagenic consequences. Conversely, DNA damage is induced during radiation- and chemotherapy to drive cells into apoptosis or senescence as outcomes of the DNA damage response (DDR). More recently, DNA damage has been recognized as a causal factor for the aging process. The causal role of DNA damage in aging and age-related diseases is illustrated by numerous congenital progeroid syndromes that are caused by mutations in genome maintenance pathways...
November 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124689/xeroderma-pigmentosa-group-a-xpa-nucleotide-excision-repair-and-regulation-by-atr-in-response-to-ultraviolet-irradiation
#3
Phillip R Musich, Zhengke Li, Yue Zou
The sensitivity of Xeroderma pigmentosa (XP) patients to sunlight has spurred the discovery and genetic and biochemical analysis of the eight XP gene products (XPA-XPG plus XPV) responsible for this disorder. These studies also have served to elucidate the nucleotide excision repair (NER) process, especially the critical role played by the XPA protein. More recent studies have shown that NER also involves numerous other proteins normally employed in DNA metabolism and cell cycle regulation. Central among these is ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related (ATR), a protein kinase involved in intracellular signaling in response to DNA damage, especially DNA damage-induced replicative stresses...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113067/omics-approaches-for-identifying-physiological-adaptations-to-genome-instability-in-aging
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REVIEW
Diletta Edifizi, Björn Schumacher
DNA damage causally contributes to aging and age-related diseases. The declining functioning of tissues and organs during aging can lead to the increased risk of succumbing to aging-associated diseases. Congenital syndromes that are caused by heritable mutations in DNA repair pathways lead to cancer susceptibility and accelerated aging, thus underlining the importance of genome maintenance for withstanding aging. High-throughput mass-spectrometry-based approaches have recently contributed to identifying signalling response networks and gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the physiological adaptations occurring upon unrepaired DNA damage...
November 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108851/examining-tissue-composition-whole-bone-morphology-and-mechanical-behavior-of-gorab-prx1-mice-tibiae-a-mouse-model-of-premature-aging
#5
Haisheng Yang, Laia Albiol, Wing-Lee Chan, Dag Wulsten, Anne Seliger, Michael Thelen, Tobias Thiele, Lyudmila Spevak, Adele Boskey, Uwe Kornak, Sara Checa, Bettina M Willie
Gerodermia osteodysplastica (GO) is a segmental progeroid disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the GORAB gene, associated with early onset osteoporosis and bone fragility. A conditional mouse model of GO (Gorab(Prx1)) was generated in which the Gorab gene was deleted in long bones. We examined the biomechanical/functional relevance of the Gorab(Prx1) mutants as a premature aging model by characterizing bone composition, tissue-level strains, and whole-bone morphology and mechanical properties of the tibia...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105242/ercc4-variants-identified-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-segmental-progeroid-syndromes
#6
Takayasu Mori, Matthew J Yousefzadeh, Maryam Faridounnia, Jessica X Chong, Fuki M Hisama, Louanne Hudgins, Gabriela Mercado, Erin A Wade, Amira S Barghouthy, Lin Lee, George M Martin, Deborah A Nickerson, Michael J Bamshad, Laura J Niedernhofer, Junko Oshima
Pathogenic variants in genes, which encode DNA repair and damage response proteins, result in a number of genomic instability syndromes with features of accelerated aging. ERCC4 (XPF) encodes a protein that forms a complex with ERCC1 and is required for the 5' incision during nucleotide excision repair. ERCC4 is also FANCQ, illustrating a critical role in interstrand crosslink repair. Pathogenic variants in this gene cause xeroderma pigmentosum, XFE progeroid syndrome, Cockayne syndrome (CS), and Fanconi anemia...
November 3, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100094/de-novo-mutations-in-slc25a24-cause-a-disorder-characterized-by-early-aging-bone-dysplasia-characteristic-face-and-early-demise
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Karin Writzl, Ales Maver, Lidija Kovačič, Paula Martinez-Valero, Laura Contreras, Jorgina Satrustegui, Marco Castori, Laurence Faivre, Pablo Lapunzina, André B P van Kuilenburg, Slobodanka Radović, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Borut Peterlin, Araceli Del Arco, Raoul C Hennekam
A series of simplex cases have been reported under various diagnoses sharing early aging, especially evident in congenitally decreased subcutaneous fat tissue and sparse hair, bone dysplasia of the skull and fingers, a distinctive facial gestalt, and prenatal and postnatal growth retardation. For historical reasons, we suggest naming the entity Fontaine syndrome. Exome sequencing of four unrelated affected individuals showed that all carried the de novo missense variant c.649C>T (p.Arg217Cys) or c.650G>A (p...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100093/de-novo-mutations-in-slc25a24-cause-a-craniosynostosis-syndrome-with-hypertrichosis-progeroid-appearance-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Nadja Ehmke, Luitgard Graul-Neumann, Lukasz Smorag, Rainer Koenig, Lara Segebrecht, Pilar Magoulas, Fernando Scaglia, Esra Kilic, Anna F Hennig, Nicolai Adolphs, Namrata Saha, Beatrix Fauler, Vera M Kalscheuer, Friederike Hennig, Janine Altmüller, Christian Netzer, Holger Thiele, Peter Nürnberg, Gökhan Yigit, Marten Jäger, Jochen Hecht, Ulrike Krüger, Thorsten Mielke, Peter M Krawitz, Denise Horn, Markus Schuelke, Stefan Mundlos, Carlos A Bacino, Penelope E Bonnen, Bernd Wollnik, Björn Fischer-Zirnsak, Uwe Kornak
Gorlin-Chaudhry-Moss syndrome (GCMS) is a dysmorphic syndrome characterized by coronal craniosynostosis and severe midface hypoplasia, body and facial hypertrichosis, microphthalmia, short stature, and short distal phalanges. Variable lipoatrophy and cutis laxa are the basis for a progeroid appearance. Using exome and genome sequencing, we identified the recurrent de novo mutations c.650G>A (p.Arg217His) and c.649C>T (p.Arg217Cys) in SLC25A24 in five unrelated girls diagnosed with GCMS. Two of the girls had pronounced neonatal progeroid features and were initially diagnosed with Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057985/molecular-spectrum-of-excision-repair-cross-complementation-group-8-gene-defects-in-chinese-patients-with-cockayne-syndrome-type-a
#9
Xiaozhu Wang, Yu Huang, Ming Yan, Jiuwei Li, Changhong Ding, Hong Jin, Fang Fang, Yanling Yang, Baiyan Wu, Dafang Chen
There are two genetics complementary groups Cockayne syndrome type A and B (CS-A and CS-B OMIM 216400, 133540), which is a rare autosomal recessive segmental progeroid syndrome. Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in the excision repair cross-complementation group 8 gene (ERCC8) result in CS-A, and mutations in ERCC6 result in CS-B. Homozygous ERCC6/ERCC8 mutations also result in UV-sensitive syndrome. In this study, twenty-one Han Chinese patients with CS were investigated to identify mutations in ERCC8/ERCC6, of which thirteen cases with CS-A were identified with the mutations of ERCC8...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047356/non-syndromic-cardiac-progeria-in-a-patient-with-the-rare-pathogenic-p-asp300asn-variant-in-the-lmna-gene
#10
Ali J Marian
BACKGROUND: Mutations in LMNA gene, encoding Lamin A/C, cause a diverse array of phenotypes, collectively referred to as laminopathies. The most common manifestation is dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), occurring in conjunction with variable skeletal muscle involvement but without involvement of the coronary arteries. Much less commonly, LMNA mutations cause progeroid syndromes, whereby an early-onset coronary artery disease (CAD) is the hallmark of the disease. We report a hitherto unreported compound cardiac phenotype, dubbed as "non-syndromic cardiac progeria", in a young patient who carried a rare pathogenic variant in the LMNA gene and developed progressive degeneration of various cardiac structures, as seen in the elderly...
October 18, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043077/recent-advances-in-understanding-werner-syndrome
#11
REVIEW
Raghavendra A Shamanna, Deborah L Croteau, Jong-Hyuk Lee, Vilhelm A Bohr
Aging, the universal phenomenon, affects human health and is the primary risk factor for major disease pathologies. Progeroid diseases, which mimic aging at an accelerated rate, have provided cues in understanding the hallmarks of aging. Mutations in DNA repair genes as well as in telomerase subunits are known to cause progeroid syndromes. Werner syndrome (WS), which is characterized by accelerated aging, is an autosomal-recessive genetic disorder. Hallmarks that define the aging process include genomic instability, telomere attrition, epigenetic alterations, loss of proteostasis, deregulation of nutrient sensing, mitochondrial dysfunction, cellular senescence, stem cell exhaustion, and altered intercellular communication...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031832/initial-brain-aging-heterogeneity-of-mitochondrial-size-is-associated-with-decline-in-complex-i-linked-respiration-in-cortex-and-hippocampus
#12
Kirsten Thomsen, Takashi Yokota, Md Mahdi Hasan-Olive, Niloofar Sherazi, Nima Borhan Fakouri, Claus Desler, Christine Elisabeth Regnell, Steen Larsen, Lene Juel Rasmussen, Flemming Dela, Linda Hildegard Bergersen, Martin Lauritzen
Brain aging is accompanied by declining mitochondrial respiration. We hypothesized that mitochondrial morphology and dynamics would reflect this decline. Using hippocampus and frontal cortex of a segmental progeroid mouse model lacking Cockayne syndrome protein B (CSB(m/m)) and C57Bl/6 (WT) controls and comparing young (2-5 months) to middle-aged mice (13-14 months), we found that complex I-linked state 3 respiration (CI) was reduced at middle age in CSB(m/m) hippocampus, but not in CSB(m/m) cortex or WT brain...
August 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993289/sirt1-and-parp1-as-epigenome-safeguards-and-micrornas-as-sasp-associated-signals-in-cellular-senescence-and-aging
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REVIEW
Seyedhossein Hekmatimoghaddam, Ali Dehghani Firoozabadi, Mohamad Reza Zare-Khormizi, Fatemeh Pourrajab
Cellular senescence (CS) is underlying mechanism of organism aging and is closely interconnected with age-related diseases (ARDs). Thus, any attempt that influences CS, may be undertaken to reverse or inhibit senescence, whereby could prolong healthy life span. Until now, two main proposes are epigenetic and genetic modifications of cell fate. The first one concerns rejuvenation through effective reprogramming in cells undergoing senescence, or derived from very old or progeroid patients, by which is effective in vitro in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)...
November 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871086/identification-of-hsp90-inhibitors-as-a-novel-class-of-senolytics
#14
Heike Fuhrmann-Stroissnigg, Yuan Yuan Ling, Jing Zhao, Sara J McGowan, Yi Zhu, Robert W Brooks, Diego Grassi, Siobhan Q Gregg, Jennifer L Stripay, Akaitz Dorronsoro, Lana Corbo, Priscilla Tang, Christina Bukata, Nadja Ring, Mauro Giacca, Xuesen Li, Tamara Tchkonia, James L Kirkland, Laura J Niedernhofer, Paul D Robbins
Aging is the main risk factor for many chronic degenerative diseases and cancer. Increased senescent cell burden in various tissues is a major contributor to aging and age-related diseases. Recently, a new class of drugs termed senolytics were demonstrated to extending healthspan, reducing frailty and improving stem cell function in multiple murine models of aging. To identify novel and more optimal senotherapeutic drugs and combinations, we established a senescence associated β-galactosidase assay as a screening platform to rapidly identify drugs that specifically affect senescent cells...
September 4, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861129/genome-wide-dna-methylation-analysis-in-blood-cells-from-patients-with-werner-syndrome
#15
T Guastafierro, M G Bacalini, A Marcoccia, D Gentilini, S Pisoni, A M Di Blasio, A Corsi, C Franceschi, D Raimondo, A Spanò, P Garagnani, F Bondanini
BACKGROUND: Werner syndrome is a progeroid disorder characterized by premature age-related phenotypes. Although it is well established that autosomal recessive mutations in the WRN gene is responsible for Werner syndrome, the molecular alterations that lead to disease phenotype remain still unidentified. RESULTS: To address whether epigenetic changes can be associated with Werner syndrome phenotype, we analysed genome-wide DNA methylation profile using the Infinium MethylationEPIC BeadChip in the whole blood from three patients affected by Werner syndrome compared with three age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846075/dysfunction-of-the-mdm2-p53-axis-is-linked-to-premature-aging
#16
Davor Lessel, Danyi Wu, Carlos Trujillo, Thomas Ramezani, Ivana Lessel, Mohammad K Alwasiyah, Bidisha Saha, Fuki M Hisama, Katrin Rading, Ingrid Goebel, Petra Schütz, Günter Speit, Josef Högel, Holger Thiele, Gudrun Nürnberg, Peter Nürnberg, Matthias Hammerschmidt, Yan Zhu, David R Tong, Chen Katz, George M Martin, Junko Oshima, Carol Prives, Christian Kubisch
The tumor suppressor p53, a master regulator of the cellular response to stress, is tightly regulated by the E3 ubiquitin ligase MDM2 via an autoregulatory feedback loop. In addition to its well-established role in tumorigenesis, p53 has also been associated with aging in mice. Several mouse models with aberrantly increased p53 activity display signs of premature aging. However, the relationship between dysfunction of the MDM2/p53 axis and human aging remains elusive. Here, we have identified an antiterminating homozygous germline mutation in MDM2 in a patient affected by a segmental progeroid syndrome...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795391/uncommon-cause-of-cirrhosis-a-case-of-werner-syndrome-with-a-novel-wrn-mutation
#17
S Deepak Amalnath, Forough Sargolzaeiaval, Junko Oshima, Dipti Baskar
Werner syndrome is a rare progeroid syndrome caused by the WRN gene mutation. It is characterized by a general appearance of premature aging, diabetes mellitus, and atherosclerosis, and an increased risk of malignancies. We report a patient who presented with hematemesis due to cirrhosis of liver and was subsequently diagnosed with Werner syndrome. Further genetic analysis showed a novel mutation in the WRN gene which has not previously been reported. Werner syndrome should be considered for the cases of liver cirrhosis when accompanied by the features of accelerated aging...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791128/the-first-japanese-patient-with-mandibular-hypoplasia-deafness-progeroid-features-and-lipodystrophy-diagnosed-via-pold1-mutation-detection
#18
Asami Okada, Tomohiro Kohmoto, Takuya Naruto, Ichiro Yokota, Yumiko Kotani, Aki Shimada, Yoko Miyamoto, Rizu Takahashi, Aya Goji, Kiyoshi Masuda, Shoji Kagami, Issei Imoto
Mandibular hypoplasia, deafness, progeroid features and lipodystrophy (MDPL) syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder caused by heterozygous POLD1 mutations. To date, 13 patients affected by POLD1 mutation-caused MDPL have been described. We report a clinically undiagnosed 11-year-old male who noted joint contractures at 6 years of age. Targeted exome sequencing identified a known POLD1 mutation [NM_002691.3:c.1812_1814del, p.(Ser605del)] that diagnosed him as the first Japanese/East Asian MDPL case.
2017: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757335/imaging-in-cutis-laxa-syndrome-caused-by-a-dominant-negative-aldh18a1-mutation-with-hypotheses-for-intracranial-vascular-tortuosity-and%C3%A2-wide-perivascular-spaces
#19
P F Sinnige, C M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, P Caruso, A E Lin, M Boon, E Rahikkala, B Callewaert, L C Meiners
The autosomal dominant progeroid form of cutis laxa is a recently identified multiple congenital anomaly disorder characterized by thin, wrinkled skin, a progeroid appearance, intra-uterine growth retardation, postnatal growth restriction, psychomotor developmental delay, microcephaly, cataract, hypotonia and contractures. De novo heterozygous mutations in ALDH18A1 have been described in this condition. We present neuroimaging abnormalities in three patients. One patient had intracranial arterial and venous tortuosity, widened ventricular and extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) spaces, wide perivascular spaces and increased T2 signal intensity in the cerebral white matter over time...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738022/werner-syndrome-a-model-for-sarcopenia-due-to-accelerated-aging
#20
Masaya Yamaga, Minoru Takemoto, Mayumi Shoji, Kenichi Sakamoto, Masashi Yamamoto, Takahiro Ishikawa, Masaya Koshizaka, Yoshiro Maezawa, Kazuki Kobayashi, Koutaro Yokote
Werner syndrome (WS) is a rare inheritable progeroid syndrome caused by a mutation in the WRN gene. Although WS has been described as a characteristic appearance of very slender extremities with a stocky trunk, few studies have investigated the loss of muscle mass, fat mass distribution (body composition), and mobility according to age and sex. Therefore, the aim of this study was to precisely describe the body composition in WS. Nine Japanese patients with WS (four males and five females; mean age 48±8.8 years) were recruited...
July 19, 2017: Aging
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